Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baby O is goin to the capitol!

(Baby O is the one with the certificate to the far right)

Yesterday morning we got up early and got the chores done quicker than usual. We all got dressed and took a Saturday morning drive. We headed south out of the glaciated plains of north central Missouri. Out of the rolling hills and into the Missouri River bottoms. Miles and miles of flat black farmland along the Missouri river.  Acres and acres of rich black dirt. Come spring that bottom land will be some of the prettiest corn and soybean fields you've ever seen. But right now it is just plowed black dirt with a dusting of snow and lots of geese feeding off the leftover grain that might still be in the fields. And little small towns with lots of white houses and front porches.  O Wise One, Baby O and I were headed to Richmond, Missouri. There Baby O was to receive an award. She entered months ago in the VFW's Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. And it seems she won local and now she has won first in the District. She went to read her Essay to the District and except her award and a check for $200. You go girl !!!   And now we find out that Feb 5 she will go to the state Capitol in Jefferson City to receive an award from the State VFW. Seems she has placed in the top three in state as well. We don't know yet if it is first, second or third. It's a secret and nobody's talking.....

It's a formal affair in February, over the weekend and they are even putting us up in a big hotel. And a formal dinner. Oh My! O Wise One is pouting because we have told him that he has to wear a suit and tie and leave the bib overalls at home. Baby O is dreaming of a new formal dress. I am wondering who will babysit the dogs and feed the chickens, turkeys, guineas and rabbits. Hoping daughter Fred and family will be able to farm sit.

We are so proud of her and are truly blessed to have her as a daughter. Our little farm girl has grown up. O Wise One and I have decided to just thank god for them little late life surprises.

And it looks like the country mice are headed to the city.......Oh MY

And if she wins first she goes to Washington, DC




Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter

5 comments:

  1. Wow! What an honor!!!

    You did good, Mom and Dad...and Baby O!

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  2. Congratulations to Baby O! :-)

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  3. I know you both are so proud of Baby O. Congrats to great parents on the raising and to Baby o for being a great student. I know Old Wise One will survive the formal affair.It is what we all do for our children..Love all of your post. Vera

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  4. Awesome! Congrats and huge hugs!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS THAT IS A SPECIAL AWARD. I HOPE YOU GOT FIRST IN YOUR STATE AND GET TO GO TO WASHINGTON DC.
    BLESSINGS

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